Monday, November 24, 2008

Veal -- The 10 Minute Dish

I know there has been some controversy surrounding veal, but it seems it has passed, especially now that you can find naturally raised organic veal (always my preference). If you're looking for a quick and easy dinner veal scallops with a quick pan sauce is a good choice.

Tonight I fixed veal scallops with mushrooms and rosemary, a simple dish consisting of sauteed mushrooms and rosemary, seared veal and finished with a light cream sauce. All together it took me about 20 minutes to put the meal together (this doesn't include the 60 minutes for the wild rice, but there's not much hands-on time involved with that).

A quick search on Epicurious will lead you to delicious and easy combinations. But if you have some fresh herbs on hand or your own herb garden all the better. Sautee your salt and peppered veal scallops in about a tablespoon of olive oil over high heat for about a minute per side. Then just step out the door and grab a handful of herbs, any combination will do, that you can toss in with some minced garlic after you deglaze the pan with a little red or white wine. Finish off heat with a bit of unsalted butter and you're ready for the table.

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